150th Anniversary

Committee & Charter

Honorary Co-chairs of the Sesquicentennial Celebration: Dr. Tony Ceddia and JoAnne Coy

Our Purpose

  • Engage, energize and unify members of the university community
  • Generate new interest in the university and its mission to the surrounding communities, the region, the state and the nation
  • Raise awareness of the university
  • Set the university’s role and mission as it looks ahead to the next 150 years
  • Solidify the university’s brand and uniqueness in the region, state system, the commonwealth and the nation

Our Goals

  • Provide an opportunity to reflect on the university’s past, present, and future
  • Strengthen the Shippensburg “family” and community connections
  • Unite alumni and current students
  • Share the “Ship Story”
  • Reinforce and redefine the identity of our campus community
  • Serve as a catalyst for engagement

Planning Committee

Co-chairs: Dr. Christy Fic and Dr. Kim Garris

Alexandria Karlheim

Justin Sentz

Mitch Burrows

Anne Detter Schaffner

Kapri Brown

Nicole Hill

Ashley Spencer

Karen Bohleke

Rhonda Brunner

Barry McClanahan

Kathy Coy

Roy Wiser

Bill Cowden

Kayla Garrett

Rusty Kugler

Bill Gindelsperger

Kelly WaltmanSpreha

Sam Benbow

Brendan Finucane

Ken Bach

Scott Barton

Carrie Michaels

Kim Garris

Scott Brown

Christy Fic

Kim Presser

Scott Drzyzga

Curt Miller

Lisa Cline

Sharnine Herbert

Ed Sheaffer

Lori Baker Pizarro

Stephanie Berger

Holly Garner

Lorie Davis

Steve Burg

Hong Rim

Lori Smith

Steve Spence

Javita Thompson

Marsha Bonn

Sue Morin

JoAnne Coy

Matt Dominick

Terry Hoover

Jim Coolson

Melanie Reed

Tony Ceddia

Jody Cole

Michael Campbell

Trever Famulare

John Alosi

Michael Duignan



Student Committee

Abdulomar Tucker

Hunter Prough

Matt Lenahan

Adrienne McGarrigle

Jacob Hockenberry

Matthew Justinus

Alycia LaLuz

Jahniya Crawford

Michael Sarbaugh

Anna Miles

Jared Showalter

Nicholas Tarr

Ashley Sheaffer

Jenna Robbins

Nicole McCarthy

Averie Bye-Dickerson

Jenne Slujimer

Noah Eshenaur

Brady Fox

Jillian Stachura

Olukole “Kole” Faokunla

Brady Seal

Jonathan Benner

Rachel Bruno

Brandon Fisher

Juan “Junior” Alvarez

Robert Giulian

Charles “Alex” Torchio

Kalah Williams

Russell Stevens

Cindy Bennett

Katie McKinley

Saadat Wilkins

Day’Janee Backham

Kiara Carr

Sarah Wellborn

Destiny Danz

Lauren Loperfido

Savanna Peiffer

Emily Fitzgerald

Luke Hershey

Shayla Rivera

Emily Hahr

Madeline Cardinale

Tayanna Burton-Jones

Emily Kurtz

Madeline Sheva

Tia Margiewicz

Gaven Bupp

Madison “Maddy” Carter

Trenton Snader

Grant Mauer

Margaret “Meg” Harmon

Troy Talley

Gwyneth Forster

Marlee Lackey

Zach Wilson

Get In Touch

Phone | (717) 477-1201

Shippensburg University

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Land Acknowledgement

Shippensburg University is located on Susquehannock land, land that originally belonged to the Seneca-Cayuga Nation. We remain committed to working alongside their elders and youth to restore the sovereignty of all Indigenous and First Nation peoples.

What is a Land Acknowledgment Statement?

A Land Acknowledgment is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional occupants of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.

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